Juliette Aiyana

Chinese Herbalist  |  Board Certified Acupuncturist  |  Natural Health Expert 

Educator  |  Author  |  Mom  |   Activist

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Juliette Aiyana has used her experience as a practitioner of Chinese medicine to help people create health and balance in their lives since 2001

Wow those 19 years went by quickly!

Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM) and a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, she is a professor of Chinese medicine and the author of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine & Healthy Weight Loss. She received her Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Florida Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001. Since the pandemic, Ms. Aiyana pivoted her practice from a hybrid in-person herbal and acupuncture practice and online consulting to exclusively providing online virtual consulting. 

Ms. Aiyana specializes in the treatment of chronic and stubborn diseases such as dermatology, autoimmune disorders, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue, migraines, anxiety and more.

Helping people heal and move through the spiritual struggles that we all share is more than a job — this is Ms. Aiyana's life’s work. She is dedicated to her work with patients who are committed to their wellness with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling and mind-body balance.


Using what she teaches, they connect with the signals from their body, mind, heart and spirit. She realizes that your transformative process takes, patience, perseverance and compassion.


Ms. Aiyana’s special interest in dermatology, allergies and inflammatory autoimmune diseases were deepened when her son was born in 2008 with eczema and a long list of life threatening food allergies. She dove deeply into the study of these disorders from the Chinese medical perspective in an effort to help heal her child. Her son’s eczema completely cleared with Chinese herbal therapy program that she created for him, vitamins and supplemental dietary oils and finding the best natural, topical skin care products for his skin. He has since also tested negative to five of his previous life threatening food allergies (egg, dairy, almonds, hazelnut, pine nut, poppy seed) and is left with allergies to sesame seeds, peanuts and other tree nuts. After clearing her son’s eczema, she concentrated on her study of Chinese Herbal Dermatology, completed a diploma program in the same, began teaching other practitioners and heals scores of patients with various dermatological complaints. 

Her special interest in treating gynecological disorders are what brought her to Chinese medicine as patient, and opened her to this career when she was in her early 20s. Modern medicine had nothing to offer her other than medicating her with hormonal birth control and offering surgery. She believed that she was too young to be medicated for the rest of her life or to face surgery and sought out natural healthcare. Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture treatments and dietary change completely cured her. She has since healed thousands of patients of varying gender identities who seek her help with gynecological disorders. 

Ms. Aiyana is a professional member of the following organizations National Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental MedicineAcupuncture Society of New York, Shen Nong Society: East Asian Herbal Medicine, American Society of Acupuncturists.

When not treating patients, teaching or writing, she is whipping up tasty and healthy dishes in the kitchen, writing letters to lawmakers to advocate for human rights, BLM, health care rights, clean water and other activism, or Googling, ”What is a VSCO Girl?” To ready herself for a day in the life of a New York City single, working mom she wakes up and meditates for 20 minutes, stretches for about 10 minutes, then gets out bed to make a pot of strong French press coffee.  Juliette is initiated into the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of the Menla Medicine Buddha Mandala by Geshe Jigme Gyatso.

Professional Summary

  • NYS Licensed & Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, clinical Chinese herbalist in practice since 2001 providing Chinese herbs, acupuncture, dietary supplements, nutritional & wellness counseling.

  • Offering patient-centered treatment plans and compassionate counseling about self­-care skills including nutrition, meditation, relaxation, exercise, yoga, and chronic disease self-­care.

 

  • Completed a post-graduate certification program in Chinese Medicine Dermatology under the mentorship of Mazin Al-Kafaji. And she attends a wide variety of conferences and seminars about dermatology, skin of color and allergies.  

 

  • Author of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine & Healthy Weight Loss  (Blue Poppy, 2007), published in and interviewed for television as well as numerous journals, and national magazines.

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Teaching Experience

  • WON Institute of Graduate Studies Chinese Herbal Program: Chinese Medicine Dermatology

  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine: Adjunct Instructor for Spring 2016, New York City Campus. Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatological Disorders, Eye Disease and Gerontology

  • Healthy Weight Management: An East­West Approach (NCCAOM CE credit approved). NYC, Long Island, Boston, Sarasota

  • Diet and Lifestyle Diaries: An East­West Approach. Medigogy.com Webinar

  • KISS Nutritional Therapy. Medigogy.com Webinar

  • Patient Wellness Educator

  • Created online webinar classes and coaching for women and families: The Healthy How ­To of Eating for Two Nourished Family Toddlers to Tweens and New Momma ABCs: Bonding with Baby and Self­-Care Essentials

  • Swedish Institute College of Health Professions, NYC. Curriculum development and Business and Marketing course instruction, faculty hiring and evaluation, course scheduling.

  • Yoga Instructor Body Elite, Brooklyn, NY

  • Reiki Instructor

Education

Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Florida Institute for TCM

Chinese Herbal Treatment of Dermatological Disorders with Mazin Al­-Kafaji

Allergies and Rhinitis with Cara Frank

Herbal Formulas for Complex Patients with Bob Flaws

Acupuncture for the Cancer Patients through Memorial Sloan­ Kettering Cancer Center

A Masters Class in Traditional Chinese Medical Gynecology with Bob Flaws

Herbal Formulas for Complex Patients with Bob Flaws

Treatment of Uterine Fibroids with Chinese Herbs with Dr. Xu Jing Shen

Dr. Tan Balance Method Acupuncture

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation with Virginia Doran

Chinese Nutrition Therapy through Yo San University

Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Wellness Coach

Advanced TCM Face Reading

HIV/AIDS Education Course with American Red Cross

Reiki Master

Bodywork for the Childbearing Year

Upledger Cranio­Sacral Therapy

Infant & Child Massage

Anatomy of a Spirit with Caroline Myss & AHP

Neurobiology of Addiction Dual Diagnosis w/PAR Integrated Addiction & Mental Health

Professional Ethics

Clean Needle Technique and Blood Borne Pathogen Review

Active Isolated Assisted Stretching w/Aaron Mattes

CPR/First Aid:  Adult, Child, Toddler, Infant

And much more!

Seminars and Conferences

Pediatric Kodachromes. Kodachrome case series highlighting infant and neonatal dermatology emphasizing the subtle nuances that can help the clinician to distinguish benign from pathologic skin findings in this special age group. Taught by Dr. Robin P. Gehris, MD FAAD FAAP Chief, Pediatric Dermatology Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC via VisualDx. December 2020

 

17th Annual Skin of Color Update Conference 2021 hosted by Skin of Color Society Covering topics ranging from structural racism in dermatology, to atopic dermatitis, pigmentary disorders, hair disorders and much more taught by numerous speakers.

 

Adjunctive Skincare Solutions for Hyperkeratolytic Skin Conditions for patients with Kertosis Pilaris and Psoriasis. Taught by Dr. Leon H. Kirkic MD and Prof. Petra Staubach-Renz via Cerve December 2020

 

Master’s of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium hosted by LivDerm presentations by various dermatologists over the course of several days covering bacterial infections in kids, COVID lesions in children's skin, Weird and worrisome pediatric rashes, warts and mollscum, atopic dermatitis therapy, pediatric psoriasis  January 2021 

 

Diverse Phenotypes of Atopic Dermatitis: From Immunopathogenesis to Clinical Presentation. This presentation focuses on the heterogeneity and diverse phenotypes of atopic dermatitis. It encompasses an in depth view of the immunopathogenesis of atopic dermatitis and highlights the cytokines that are the key drivers of the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis. Presented by Leo Medical Affairs February 2021

 

Indigenous Skin Spectrum Summit: Presented by The Canadian Conference on Ethnodermatology  This virtual Summit will seek to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers and will give practical advice on treating Indigenous patients. Coinciding with National Close the Gap Day, a day of action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality, the Indigenous Skin Spectrum Summit educated healthcare providers as to the latest and best research and frame it in the specific context of Indigenous communities. Topics included common and challenging skin disorders and diseases, health comorbidities, and wound healing March 2021  

 

Skin Spectrum Summit: Presented by the Canadian Conference on Ethnodermatology and Skin of Color October 2020 

 

Treatment of Acne Vulgaris hosted by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology JDD Online Webinar Series   April 2021

 

Acne, Antibiotic Resistance and the Microbiome Presented by ODAC with Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Dermatology Yale School of Medicine who discussed the role of tetracycline-class antibiotics in the management of acne vulgaris and the impact of antibiotic resistance in the treatment of acne. In addition, he will review recently published information on dysbiosis and the effect on acne pathogenesis. 

 

Silymarin CF: The Antioxidant Breakthrough for Oily and Blemish Prone Skin SkinCeuticals, the Antioxidant Authority, recently launched Silymarin CF a new unique antioxidant for environmental protection against visible skin aging for oily and blemish prone skin. This discussion will review the novel science and research on Silymarin and the role of lipid peroxidation in acne. Julie Woodward, MD Associate Professor in Dermatology Duke University School of Medicine Hosted by OADC March 2021

 

Non-IgE-Mediated Food Allergies Are Real and VERY Misunderstood Hosted by FARE Description: This webinar discussed types of food allergy that differ from the immediate-onset reactions that are triggered by IgE antibodies and can result in anaphylaxis. These non-IgE-mediated food allergies include food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and various forms of cow’s milk protein allergy, among others. Confusion regarding non-IgE-mediated food allergies can delay proper diagnosis or lead to unnecessary dietary avoidance. This webinar discussed important differences between IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated food allergies, such as underlying causes, diagnostic testing, management, prognosis and risks. No discussion on this topic would be complete without discussion of food intolerance and sensitivity as well. May 2021

 

LivDerm Seminar Dermatology on the Frontlines This program covered the most relevant topics for PCPs including common skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, viral and fungal infections, cutaneous oncology, and common hair and nail conditions. March 2021


 

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research Presented by VisualDx  Description: Implicit bias and structural racism play a central role in the development of health care disparities. One of the critically important areas in medicine is the misdiagnosis of disease in people with darker skin types due to implicit bias and the lack of awareness among physicians in recognizing the disease pattern. Clinicians can deliver improved care if they can recognize and diagnose medical conditions based on skin findings in patients of color. This four-part series aims to improve diagnosis in people of color, describe pathogenesis and treatment of diseases, develop cultural competency, and impact change in healthcare policy so more is done to reduce racial bias in medical practice and medical research. This event series is brought to you by NEJM Group, the Skin of Color Society Foundation (a non-profit, with its mission of education, mentoring, and research in skin of color), and VisualDx (the leading visual clinical decision support system). November 2020

 

SOCS Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children  December 2020
SOCS Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids  November  2020

SOCS Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine October 2020 

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